Arsenal will open talks with Jack Wilshere in December over a new deal according to Arsene Wenger himself.

With many in the fanbase and media speculating over the player’s future, Wenger was as clear as he could possibly be in his press conference on Friday ahead of the Southampton game about Jack’s future lying at the Emirates. He also tipped him to be Arsenal manager one day.

Speaking after the game, the boss once again reiterated that he wants Jack to remain at the club.

“I want him to extend, yes, I think [talks will start] around December,” Wenger said.

“”When I make a decision it is in the best interests of the player and of his interest as well.”

Bournemouth's English midfielder Jack Wilshere (C) vies against West Bromwich Albion's Zimbabwean-English defender Brendan Galloway (L) and West Bromwich Albion's Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on September 10, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
Bournemouth’s English midfielder Jack Wilshere (C) vies against West Bromwich Albion’s Zimbabwean-English defender Brendan Galloway (L) and West Bromwich Albion’s Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on September 10, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK /

Jack started on the bench for Bournemouth on Saturday, and we had a look at how he got on in one of our loan watch pieces.

Speaking after his first appearance, Jack said, It was a good win for us today.

“I thought we did very well and deserved the three points. It was great at the end to be on the pitch celebrating and applauding the fans – that’s what it is all about.

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“Hopefully if we can keep performing like that and getting results then they will keep coming.

“It was also good to come on for my first minutes and get used to the way that the boys play.

“It’s similar to the way I am used to playing at Arsenal – I can fit into this team, I think.”

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